Sure, I would definitely try another book by Lauren Weisberger. In fact I just purchased Everyone worth knowing. And Megan Hilty did a great job narrating Revenge Wears Prada. I often see writers have several different narrators thinking that the outcome will be different. Or that somehow the book was not portrayed as it should have been. But the words on the page won't change even if the narrator does.
Yes, I feel that sometimes writers have hits and misses. This one was a miss but I am already listening to Everyone worth knowing. Its not my favorite so far but its better than Laurens latest release.
She didn't detract at all. The story line and the area where tihngs seemed missed. That detracted from the success of this book. But not the narrator.
You really couldn't cut anyone from the book. Except maybe Alex. It was as if Andy were pining for Alex the entire book, page after page. And the character of her husband was one note. I felt that the writer could have gone deeper. Its as if before she even walks down the aisle she is making him into the "bad guy" But then you feel his character is not explored. And Andys actions seem petty and senseless. And the big reveal at the end doesn't make sense really. Through out the book she is all engulfed in motherhood which is great and balancing everything. There were several times in the book where I thought all she needs to do is etc, etc, etc.... But she would argue and the reasons seemed pointless. And making Alex somewhat of a saint just did not ring true.
There were so many directions this book could have taken. There were so many characters and friendships that needed to be explored a little better. I wssn't intrigued about Miranda, I was like who cares. And there were so many times Andy could have remedied the situation with Emily but it just became unrealistic and pointless. And the book lacked one main thing that the title contained, "Revenge"
Not really, its not one of my favorites. The story although solid is muttled by over emphasizing things. In the beginning of the book the main character Shay is obvious in the direction she is headed. And at that point the book remained obvious and the plot remained obvious.
This book was not one of my favorite Emily Giffin books and it was not one of my favorite books period. The story line was solid to a point but the direction of the book and the constant way she swooned over one of the characters was not realistic in some ways. And as a girl who cheered for a Big 10 school and knows Big 10 Football, it was tiring the over use of football lingo.
As a southern person I could relate to her southern accent. She honestly did a good job with what she was given.
If the character had not been so infatuated with the other character from the onset and if they had just formed a friendship based on the fact he worked with her and spent time with her and had just lost his wife. If it wasn't beat into the ground that she initially had this overwhelming crush on this man, that made it unbelievable and predictable. If the story had taken a similar route, removing the over saturated infatuation for the coach and keeping her relationship with the pro football player and bringing them together from those circumstances instead of over emphasizing her infatuation for Coach Carr. It would have made me feel more sympathetic for both characters.
The story line is solid but the direction Emily Giffin chose to take on the storyline made the book hard to believe and difficult to enjoy. There were also other factors within the book that made it unrealistic and like a tree filled with sap, messy.
The good thing about the print version is that you can basically put your own voice to each character. In the beginning of a book in print I don't have a defined voice but when I get to know the character I start to picture their voice, behavior and mannerisms.
Lila was my favorite character. At first I did not realize how Lila and Lucy connected. But then it all worked out and it was if Lila was guiding Lucy at some points in the book.
Hmm that is difficult because the content was quite difficult and sometimes difficult to find any comfort while listening to the story. But if I have to choose it was when Lila is saved from the garage.
When Lila felt that she could actually have a home in a place where she felt so uncomfortable, she was willing to make it work for her child and family.
This book was surprising in several ways. Its not a book that is full of fluff and good vibes. The content is somewhat uncomfortable at times however, that makes you want to know how it all turns out in the end.
I can not even rank it because I have listened to so many. But I have to say I listened to this book after reading a book that was really heavy and somewhat sad. I thought this would be a serious book but a little lighter than the one I had just finished. It was lighter but it had a definite direction and storyline.
My favorite character were the children. They were adorable and sensitive at times.
She was good and kept it interesting.
It made me laugh at times and there were times where I was close to tears. its difficult because I listen to it during my commute so I couldn't just cry while driving but I did tear up a bit.
Its a good book, its not a happy go lucky story. It has some dififcult moments but they all make sense within the story line. Its was a quick listen as well. And that's a compliment because I have purchased books that I have had a difficult time listiening to and finishing.
The only book that comes to mind is a book I listened to recently called. 'The Last Letter from Your Lover'. I picked this book because it too has a mysterious element and a few surprises as well.
No this was my first book narrated by Caroline Lee.
I don't know if I would want to have dinner with any of them. The book did not leave me with questions about one particular character. Well maybe one, the dead girl. I would want to know what were her intentions that night and why did she feel the need to meet.
It is a good story very interesting and again I have to say I have liked all of Liane Moriarty's books. I am looking forward to new releases from her.
Sure, I would recommend this book to a friend. I would preface it with 'Its light hearted and easy to listen to', the same as most of Sue Margolis' books.
Yes I would and I have listened to other books from Sue Margolis'
Nothing really the narrator gave a solid performance.
Inspired me to laugh more.
The book was interesting, witty and easy to listen to. You feel invested in Tullulah's future and happiness.
It was fun and interesting how she told both sides of the story. From the point of view of Ellen the hypnotist and the point of view of the stalker Sashki. And you or I rather start to feel empathy for the stalker. Its as if she has questions and was cut off from a relationship without notice. And she can not let go but then I also understand Ellens point of view. And in the end I completely get Patrick's point of view.
I can't think of one that compares to this story its a unique book.
I liked her narration of the book I enjoyed listening to her tell the story and bring the characters to life off the pages.
That is not possible for me but yes I could have listened to it in one sitting if I had the time but fortunately that is not possible However, I did look forward to my commute to work and even driving longer distances did not bother me because I could listen to the book.
I completely recommend this book its funny and interesting and sad all in one.
I would not have killed off Bridget's husband. He was what made the story click. The author wanted to shake things up by doing something dramatic. She could have had that effect without killing off Mark Darcy. They could have made the journey together and had interesting challenges without eliminating his character.
I can not say right now. It depends on what the book is about. If it is interesting and has a good story then maybe yes but I wouldn't buy it just because she wrote it.
I have not listened to Samantha Bond previously but she did a great job.
If this were to be made into a movie then once again we would have to drag out Renee Zellweger and dust her off to play the aging Bridget Jones. What's difficult is that the age that Bridget portrays in the book is significantly older than Renee Zellweger's actual age. Therefore she may not jump at the chance to portray an older woman. But is she did I think it could make a good screenplay with some changes and adjustments to the storyline.
I don't want to come off as a person bashing Fielding because she has written a solid book. Are there things that could have been different, yes most definitely. Did I feel like I had to play catch-up with the storyline and figure out ok how did we get from Point A to Point C and what happened to point B. That was difficult to do but it is a good book, not great but good.
Yes I would recommend this book to a friend. The story is solid and keeps you interested. At first I feel sorry for Alice because everyone is being impatient with her and not remembering that she has significant memory loss. And then she kind of accepts it and starts living again but on her terms. She doesn't have all of the baggage from before she lost her memory and she is not as angry and hurtful.
It is similar but more interesting than Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella. Both books are about memory loss and regaining ones life. And in both books the main character goes through some growth pains. But if I remember correctly in Remember Me?, it doesn't have such a great ending.
Why I'm glad you asked.... I have listened to Tamara Lovatt-Smith's performance of The Hypnotist Love Story. And I enjoyed that performance as well. She did a brilliant job in both performances.
When Alice started to warm to her husband again and then when he started to warm towards her. It was nice because you could tell they still loved each other.
This was a good listen and I really enjoy Liane Moriarty's writing. She has another good book that I like and its The Husbands Secret. There is a different narrator but the book is again really nice and surprising.
I liked the insight into each character. At first I want to jump through the pages and shake Nick because he seems so evasive and seems not to realize that his actions are suspicious. And then there is Amy who in the beginning seems so happy and in love and joyful. She seems to really enjoy life and respects people and family. She seems to be the girl everyone wants to be around.
666 Park Avenue and this is only because things are not what they seem. The good is really bad and the bad turns out to be trying to do the right thing.
I have always been a fan of Julia Whelan, just look at my library of books I have purchased in the past. She knows how to narrate a story and make you feel as if you are walking along the street with her or seeing things from her point of view or rather the characters point of view. But for this one I have to say that I applaud Kirby Heyborne because he made the reader literally dislike Nick in the beginning. He was critical of himself and you believed that wow this is a guy that really knows how to come off wrong, all wrong. And in the end you find yourself cheering him on and hoping he would win, yes win. When he wakes up and figures out that he has been the fool you think 'FINALLY' and you hope that he will start doing the right things and he does so you can't help but to cheer him on.
A love story gone awry.
I can not stress enough how it was a slow book to start out and then I literally could not stop listening to the story. I found myself thinking about possible endings and what would happen if scenarios. In the end I wasn't disappointed however neither was I surprised at the outcome. Not to say that it was expected but after listening to this cat and mouse game being told, its easy to guess the last chapter.
I am a fan of reading and listening to good books. Books with great storylines and plots that keep you on the edge of your seat. I listen to books mainly because I like to listen to them during my commute or when I am traveling. I choose books that are interesting to listen to and have an interesting plot. So to answer the question I chose this book because of the storyline. After clicking the accepted purchase button, I continued to read other reviews. One review pointed out the accents used by the narrator in the book and how they were sometimes strange, to say the least. But to stay focused the book took a long time go get through. It was rather long and I actually stopped towards the middle and started another book, finished that book and then continued.
Dakota was my favorite character. She was spunky. Dakota and Anita's accents were the only ones that truly fit the character. Georgia seemed like a white girl trying to sound black at times. James although he was an educated architect somehow the narrator made him sound uneducated and ignorant. Black men and especially educated black men do not sound like that... research please....!!! During the dialogue for James I kept thinking with this voice he should be saying "Ho de do, ho de do"(Hold the door)
K.C. was over the top and not in a good way.
Darwin was strange and her accent was edgy and nervous. It just didn't ring true.
Peri the assistant in Georgia's knitting store sounded like a cross between Puerto Rican and Jamaican. But then when it is mentioned that she comes from Chicago I am left scratching my head.
Cat her voice isn't as annoying as most and she does reconnect with Georgia.
Marty did sound Jewish if that's even possible.
The voices were really not good at all. I tried to focus on the plot and put the voices out of my head but especially when James and Peri spoke it was difficult. Bad scene man, bad scene.
This was a book I would prefer to read on my own.
The plot was generally good. Some of the story was unrealistic and some was just too sappy and attempted to pull at the heart strings way too much. And the attempt to make Georgia into a Saint was annoying. The fact that they had to make the dead beat father a black man was unnecessary. I know it fit with the storyline as far as Dakota being different and wanting to know her roots. But they played James as a deadbeat dad and then gave him the voice that sounded ignorant. So that was a double scoop of unacceptable.
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